My daughter’s 1st birthday was coming and I wanted to have a portable photo booth to take pics of the guests without any hassle for them. I had in mind a wooden picture frame for guests to hold while their picture was taken. Although, I had no idea where to buy a distressed picture frame big enough to fit 2-3 people. I had no choice butRead More »
We know that most schools require their students’ birthday parties in school to be simple. A lot of schools claim they teach kids simplicity.
But simple doesn’t equate to boring. You can have a simple party that would still be interesting for the kids. And you can still have a theme, just toned down compared to the …Read More »
We tried to have a productive summer for the kids. One of the activities they joined was the Asian inspired arts & crafts class. On the day they attended, the topic was about Korea. It was a very educational class and not just your usual cutting, coloring, and pasting. They taught them basic information about Korea. Location, food, flag, culture, etc. Nothing too extensive that kids won’t remember.
It’s nice how they incorporate learning into this activity, kids appreciated it very much. As for the arts and craft activity, they painted a korean inspired fan and made a keychain.
Ayala Musuem has several activities for kids. Check out their website and Facebook page.
For those of you who know about the Disney Jr. show Sofia the first, you’ll surely be able to relate to this “perfect slumber party” theme for my not-so-little C.
She loves Sofia the first, and so we thought of getting inspiration from one of its episodes. And yes, “A perfect slumber party” is one of her favorites.
To keep within the theme, we asked kids to come in their PJ’s, and turned the living room into a “bedroom” with a makeshift bed or sleeping area. Brought down some of her toys and just tried to make it into a play room.
These pictures will explain the rest.
While the kids were busy watching the “movie”, it was my chance to check on the food, refill them, and chit chat a bit with the other parents.
It was fun at the same time tiring to prepare for a kiddie party more so host it! But as I keep saying, it’s all for the love of my kids, I’d do anything (I can) to make them happy 🙂
Gone are the stressful preparations of a noisy, too colorful, too much activities, handful of performers, magicians, type of 1st birthday party. I’ve done that before and probably won’t do it again. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, guests enjoyed it, but the celebrant, I can say, not too much.
So for A’s 1st birthday, I decided to have a simple lunch buffet at HEAT in Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. I din’t have to worry about the food since there’s a wide variety and guests could just take their pick from the buffet. The best part? no food getting cold! No matter how late a guest would arrive, he would still be able to eat fresh, hot food. As you all know, food is something that’s always remembered in a party.
Din’t have to worry about the rent of the place.
No fuss in decorating an entire plain boxy area.
No parking problem.
All I needed was a cake to blow, a gift table, and a little table decoration to make it a bit special.
Here are some personal touches I made. Not extravagant. Just right.
Have you also veered away from the extravagant 1st birthday parties? Please do share your ideas 🙂